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4/4/11 10:52 P

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JANET: I hope you're right! Definitely keeping an eye on her though. If she scoots the next time she goes #2 (if I'm home to see it), I'll make a vet appointment and take her in. But I'm hoping bc she had a big poop tonight that she's in the clear! She still has to get her nails clipped and get a mat shaved out one of these days though.

STITCH: I wish I could do a lot of things myself with her - clip her nails, or even learn how to do this myself, but my cat is weird. I adopted her older, at around 8 years old. She was a very nervous cat and took a few months to fully trust me. Because she trusts me, she won't let me handle her. That doesn't sound logical, but the only reason she lets vets and groomers handle her is because she's petrified, and she'll cower in the corner and pretty much let them do whatever they need to with her. But because she trusts me, she's like nope! No way! lol

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4/4/11 10:38 P

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yes it is possible she had something stuck there that was driving her crazy or she had an itch there. But then who knows...she could have had a blockage and pushed it out (explains why it was big) I have a cat that doesn't like anything left on her behind and she sure isn't going to lick it clean so she uses the floor (carpet cleaning machine I now own lol) and that's when I am cleaning the carpet!!!

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4/4/11 10:25 P

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If it is big enough and hard enough it could have pushed out what was blocking her glands. .Keep a close eye on her and try to get more fiber in her food. What does she like to eat and what have you been feeding her? Your vet can show you how to squeeze the sacs and empty them yourself. I once had a dog with this problem and saved a lot of vet money by learning how to do it myself. If she continues to have a really bad problem with them they can be surgicaly removed. The only reason they have the sacs is that their sent is mixed with there going to the bathroom. It's a way they mark their domain by leaving their scent. So to have them removed would not be of any concern for her. However the vet bill would be of great concern. lol. I would definately look into squeezing them myself and or her diet before I would consider any surgery. Hope everything works out ok and keep us posted on how she is doing.

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LINDSEYINAZ's Photo LINDSEYINAZ Posts: 1,598
4/4/11 9:48 P

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Update: she went #2 again today and didn't scoot at all! It was quite a big poo also. Is it possible that she just had an itchy butt and her gland isn't plugged after all?

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4/3/11 11:33 P

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if she likes wet food....you may be able to fool her that way. Some cats never figure it out but then alot of them do!!! Good luck to you ....I hope all goes well with the vet. emoticon

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LINDSEYINAZ's Photo LINDSEYINAZ Posts: 1,598
4/3/11 9:39 P

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STITCH and JANET - thanks! She's an insanely picky eater so I'm not sure it would work, but I will certainly try. I'll ask my vet what she would recommend when I see her hopefully on Tuesday... or tomorrow if they're open late enough (I'm not sure they are).

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4/3/11 6:12 P

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I am praying for Paisley......but some grass readily available can help her alot....as well as sneaking some fiber or wheatgerm into her food. I have a cat that used to have a blockage and it has sinced gone away with sneaking in some fiber and growing grass in a small pot for her.

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4/3/11 5:36 P

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You might try adding some fiber to your cats food. This should help add bulk to her poo so that it pushes on the sacs and stops them from filling up and getting infected. Ask your vet when you see him what he might recommend to add to her food in the way of fiber.

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LINDSEYINAZ's Photo LINDSEYINAZ Posts: 1,598
4/3/11 5:16 P

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Thanks. Paisley is still acting okay, still purring, still cuddly, etc. So that's a good sign that the blockage hasn't turned serious yet. She'll be fine, even grateful once it's over with, but the process is so unpleasant, for her and for me.
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4/3/11 5:00 P

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So sorry to hear about your Paisley. Hope she will be better after the vet visit. I never knew cats could have blocked glands. I know dogs have that problem. Let us know how it goes.

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4/3/11 4:36 P

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When I first got Paisley @ about 8 years old she didn't have this problem, but starting last year (when she was about 10) every few months her anal glands get plugged and I have to take her to the vet. She scooted twice in a row after she went #2 so it's time to call the vet. Unfortunately I can't take her to the vet tomorrow with my class schedule, so I hope to get her in on Tuesday (she's really hard to grab- if she senses anything when I approach her she'll run away). Hopefully it's just her glands being plugged and it hasn't become an infection or something. Poor baby. It's such an unpleasant experience for her... I hate hearing her cry like that.

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